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July 31, 2015

July 29, 2015 — The formation of G protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs), which allows understanding the unexpected behavior of some antagonists that block physiological responses, has been the focus of recent ... read more

Parkinson's Disease May Begin in the Gut

June 23, 2015 — A major epidemiological registry-based study indicates that Parkinson's disease begins in the gastrointestinal tract. The study is the largest in the field so ... read more

Parkinson's Disease Appears Associated With Many Cancers in Taiwan

June 18, 2015 — Parkinson's disease appeared associated with 16 types of cancer in a study in Taiwan, an effort to explain the association in an East Asian population because most prior research has been ... read more

Gene Therapy Prevents Parkinson's Disease in Animal Model

June 15, 2015 — Gene therapy to reduce production of a brain protein prevented development of Parkinson's disease in an animal study, researchers report. The findings could lead to new understanding of how ... read more

Neuroscientist Leads Efforts to Detect, Treat Alzheimer's Disease and Other Forms of Dementia

June 15, 2015 — Every 67 seconds someone is the United States develops Alzheimer’s disease or some form of dementia. Now, a prominent American neuroscientist is at the helm of cutting-edge research, screening ... read more

June 11, 2015 — Parkinson's disease patients whose symptoms such as tremor, muscle stiffness and slowed movement make it tough to hold an eating utensil steady have few options for relief outside of a hospital ... read more

Single Protein Causes Parkinson's Disease and Multiple System Atrophy

June 10, 2015 — Several neurodegenerative disorders are caused by aggregates of a single protein known as alpha-synuclein. Neurobiologists have discovered that the shape of these aggregates -- 'cylinders' ... read more

New Procedure to Obtain Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells

June 10, 2015 — For their ability to differentiate into other cell types, the embryonic stem cells hold a large potential in the medical industry. Their use, however, poses ethical questions due to the fact that in ... read more

Relief of Dystonia Symptoms Is Sustained in Pediatric Patients Undergoing Deep Brain Stimulation

June 9, 2015 — Children and adolescents who received deep brain stimulation for generalized dystonia maintained significant symptom relief for up to eight years, according to a study. The results reinforce the ... read more

Multi-Tasking: Benefits on Exercise

June 2, 2015 — Who says you can’t do two things at once and do them both well? A new study challenges the notion that multi-tasking causes one or both activities to suffer. In a study of older adults who ... read more

Scorpion Venom Is Toxic to Cancer Cells

May 27, 2015 — In the venom from a scorpion from Colima, south-west state of Mexico, over a hundred proteins have been found and identified as having a "possible" toxic effect against cancer ... read more

Breakthrough Measures Parkinson's Progression in Brain

May 26, 2015 — A biomarker that shows the progression of Parkinson's disease in the brain has been identified by researchers, opening the door to better diagnosis and treatment of the degenerative ... read more

People With Depression May Be More Likely to Develop Parkinson's Disease

May 20, 2015 — People with depression may be more likely to develop Parkinson's disease, according to a large ... read more

Brain Research: What Hundreds of Biomolecules Tell Us About Our Nerve Cells

May 18, 2015 — Metabolic profiles, or the metabolomes, of different brain regions have been successfully measured by researchers. These findings could help researchers better understand neurodegenerative diseases. ... read more

Unraveling Mystery of a-Synuclein in Neurodegenerative Disease and Reversing Its Course

May 12, 2015 — A team of neuroscientists has shown how a protein, known to accumulate in Parkinson's disease and other neurodegenerative diseases, activates the brain's immune response. They also ... read more

May 11, 2015 — A research collaboration has resulted in the development of a new method with diagnostic potential. The new method that combines phase extraction with an enzymatic reaction may eventually be used for ... read more

May 4, 2015 — Exosomes could help with longstanding medical issues from cancer diagnosis to sophisticated research tool. Now, they could potentially help with delivering potent antioxidants into the brain of ... read more

Hacked Kinect Controller Game Changer for Parkinson's

Apr. 30, 2015 — Microsoft's Kinect games controller has been hacked by researchers to relieve one of the most distressing symptoms of Parkinson's - freezing of gait. Many patients are afflicted by freezing ... read more

A Glitch in the Recycling: Study Identifies Key Factor in the Neural Death That Causes Parkinson's Disease

Apr. 28, 2015 — In studying the molecular biology of brain development, a team of researchers has discovered how disruption of a developmental mechanism alters the very nerve cells that are most affected in ... read more

Nanoparticle Drug Reverses Parkinson's-Like Symptoms in Rats

Apr. 22, 2015 — As baby boomers age, the number of people diagnosed with Parkinson's disease is expected to increase. Patients who develop this disease usually start experiencing symptoms around age 60 or ... read more

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